Snap, crackle and pop are the sounds of bon fires on cold fall nights. My family and I love to host bon fires for family and friends. My mom and I scavange in our closets for wire coat hangers to skewer marshmallows. I love sandwiching my toasted marshmallow between chocolate and graham crackers.
To satisfy my s'mores craving, I created a s'more that can be enjoyed both inside and out. This isn't just any kind of s'mores though. Try not to drool as I describe the layers of flavor in my Grown-Up S'more. A warm, chocolatey, gooey, mini molten lava cake sits atop a graham cracker then topped with a torched marshmallow.
To create this masterpiece, I spoon my Molten Lava Cakes for A Crowd (recipe found in my cookbook- Modern Hospitality) batter into a mini muffin pan. Bake for about 3 minutes on 400 degrees. Center of the cakes will be slightly gooey.
Allow to sit for 5 minutes. Meanwhile, using a mini square cookie cutter, cut mini squares into graham crackers.
Run a butter knife around the sides of the cakes. To unmold, place a baking sheet on the top of the muffin tin and flip over. Place a molten lava cake atop a mini graham cracker.
Cut large marshmallows in half. Place a marshmallow half or a mound of mini marshmallows on top of the molten lava cake.
Toast the marshmallow with a torch. *If you don't have a torch, place marshmallow halves on a baking sheet (cut side up). Bake on 450 degrees until lightly golden brown.
If you think this s'more is already over-the-top, wait until you hear what I created for Mississippi's Stennis Space Center's 50th Anniversary Gala. I was asked to create a special dessert for the occasion. When I think of NASA, I think of rockets and fire. I automatically thought of s'mores and fire. I created a Rocket S'more.
Toasted Tang flavored homemade marshmallow atop a molten lava cake and graham cracker crumble.